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, that deals with compatibility issues, land use issues. that actually can be done, we had to make many compromises and we bring them to you, and we hope that you have find that they were well-reasoned and support and adopt this plan. thank you. >> thank you to jim niko and the other speakers for providing that kind of background information, which i definitely would not have been able to provide. i am going to move forward with the more streamlined version of the nuts and bolts. obviously we would be available to elaborate or to answer any questions that you may have. but to begin western soma is part of south of market and that was essentially created in 1990 and mixed-use districts, which were somewhat new to the city. east soma is part of eastern neighborhoods, took part of this chunk of the western soma was essentially rezoned and replace the rest of the soma area. and we'll have that removed from the general plan. western soma will essentially plug into eastern neighborhoods, which was approved and became effective in 2009. western soma as you said was removed from that process i
use mix. two bedrooms or more and other physical controls and whatever you fit on the site is the appropriate density. there are minimum ground floor ceiling heights in most districts to allow for more gracious non-residential uses on the ground floor. parking maximums instead of minimums are already in place. there are a lot of very large blocks and they would be required for very large projects to which possible extend alley connections. we do have new requirements for non-residential open space. open space requirements for non-residential requirements and perhaps more importantly, in terms of impact fees, there will be no new impact fee for western soma. again, this will plug into the existing eastern neighborhoods, the existing rates will apply. all of the existing processes and procedures will then apply to western soma as well. there are a few differences worth pointing out. western soma poured out of eastern neighborhoods do its own process and it would be expected it's not proposed to be exactly like eastern neighborhoods. some of the difference worth pointing out
have imperfect information. we don't have all the information that we need in front of us to really understand the economic impact of today's proposal versus what we had in the legislation coming to us? i want to be able to move the conversation forward and hopefully next week not delay moving this out to the full board. >> if you make the amendment today, you can rescind the amendment and go back to the current language next week without additional. >> why don't we do that? >> okay. i won't be supporting the amendment today, if there are further conversations over the week, that may change, but i hope that my colleagues on board will respect the feelings of the constituents. >> being no further comment, madame clerk will will you call the roll. >> on the plosion of amendments, supervisor chiu? >> aye. >> supervisor kim? >> no. >> kim, no. >> supervisor wiener? >> wiener aye. >> there are two ayes and one no. >> that motion passes. [ gavel ] >> then i guess regarding the final peace on grandfathering, is it better for us to take the amendments today and rescind them t
given the public concern about our investigatory budget, given that the public wants us to do more investigations based on certainly what we hear in front of us, i would be fine with you doing what you have typically done and not proposed a budget cut. i think certainly the public relies on us to some extent for our investigatory work and we want to continue that and certainly not diminish that result of budget cuts, in my opinion. any other comments? is there public comment on this matter? >> david pilpel, a number of items starting with memo. i don't know why commissioner renne fell off the letterhead here. i apologize and i hope he is still with us and perhaps it's just an oversight. plus the date should be 2013. this is actually not a lot of detail. it's like no detail. and this is actually a required annual hearing on the budget pursuant to the charter. i appreciate commissioner hayon's question and the director's answer. i think in whatever transmittal comes from the commission and the staff to the mayor and controller should include some of the that language about things
is a development that is approved and under construction. it was a good project to use as an example and pull the numbers from. those are the numbers that would be generated. >> so that is almost slightly less than $500,000 reduction in transit impact fees. if you extrapolate that out, times it by 13 and obviously different projects range in size. some might be larger than that, some might be smaller. i calculate that as being approximately a reduction of $6 million in transit, ped safety impact fees and it's actually an overall reduction of $13 million, including open space impact fees as well. about $6 million of that would come from transit and transit-related impact fees. >> the only thing i'm not sure about there is we would have to look at the development potential site. obviously the numbers used for 900 folsom is a large site , but we could do a more elaborate analysis of those sites within western soma for information next week. but for this week, such an analysis wasn't quite possible. but based on those numbers, if you project that out, using 900 folsom as
numbers and you provided us with 900 folsom street as one of the examples. and the numbers that we see here in terms of the transit and public realm improvements, for example pedestrian safety. it would reduce from 1.25 million to $836,000 for a change of approximately $417,000? >> that is correct. the example we provide sade d is a development that is approved and under construction. it was a good project to use as an example and pull the numbers from. those are the numbers that would be generated. >> so that is almost slightly less than $500,000 reduction in transit impact fees. if you extrapolate that out, times it by 13 and obviously different projects range in size. some might be larger than that, some might be smaller. i calculate that as being approximately a reduction of $6 million in transit, ped safety impact fees and it's actually an overall reduction of $13 million, including open space impact fees as well. about $6 million of that would come from transit and transit-related impact fees. >> the only thing i'm not sure about there is we would have to look at the developme
the carpenters for highlighting us in the january edition of the magazine. they have a really nice article in there about the transbay project and the importance of labor in their continued support to our project over many years, thank you very much for acknowledging us and the magazine. and in addition, board members, i did sign out a letter from anvill builders as you may recall. it is a company that we awarded a contract to in november of last year for 9, 250,000, million, and they sent a letter thanking us for all of the work that we are doing regarding minority owned business and i want to thank everyone because we are doing a good job in that area. in addition, i wanted to report that last saturday, there was a very tragic incident that occurred on third street where a bicyclist was killed in a collision with a cement truck. and i know that our chair person kim has been very concerned about traffic and safety for pedestrians and bicyclists which is busy in that area understandable because we have a lot of events and on that particular day was an appreciation day and so we have asked
have had nothing, but problems, homeless encampments, drug use, needles, defecation and it all happens right in front of a playground. >> mr. honda, i want to clarify our office will continue helping in safety of this area. it's not included in this west soma plan. so please do just speak to the plan. thank you. >> all right. >> we're here in support of the western soma plan. many of our clients live or work in those alleyways and we want to prioritize residential development, specifically affordable housing and really urge the committee to support plans and projects that invest in the current communities and invest in our residents and small businesses that serve the existing needs of our community. thank you. >> thank you, miss calderone. >> hi, my name is andrew naris. i wanted to thank the west soma task force and planning department for working on this plan. i know a lot of work went into it, but i want to talk briefly about slim's experience with residential neighbors. one neighborhood in particular was able to threaten our business, and performing citizen arrests on these
realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes. >> morning and welcome to the transbay joint powers authority for the board of directors for thursday, february 14th. prior to taking role. ortiz may be late. >> metcalf. present. >> ortiz. >> present. >> kim. >> sartipi. >> kim >> here. >> and are there any communications. >> not that i am aware of. >> any new or old business from the brord of directors, seeing none we will move on to the executive director's report. >> good morning, everyone, first i want to have good news, all three butress have been poured and i want to thank everyone who has worked six days, you know, a week, nights and weekends and all sorts of inclement weather. all floors are done, secondly i want to acknowledge and thank the carpenters for highlighting us in the january edition of the magazine. they have a really nice article in there about the transbay project and the importance of lab
will kickstart our economy back up again. >> it looks like we are out of time. i want to thank you for joining us today. supervisor kim: thank you. >> we have been talking to supervisor of jane kim. watch for the next episode when we will be back. >> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one na
bond that those of us who love animals and those who love dogs especially have. i think by that measure in terms of the quality of your soul, given how you treat and talk about bertie, i think that that makes you an amazing person. and i wish you the very best in your new endeavors, but i know that you're still going to be here. i appreciate the fact that you, as you indicated, you're going to make sure that district 9 gets more resources in your new job, which i appreciate. and i look forward to working with you. and, of course, you know, one of the things that i think it's an illustration of the kind of person you are, the kind of supervisor you are is that as you leave, you leave behind not only the work, but you also leave in place someone that you have mentored and someone that you have helped, and that's i think a very important testament of your leadership. the fact that you're passing it on and i look forward to working with supervisor tang as she goes on board, but the fact that she is there is another testament to your leadership. thank you. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor
to share this moment with us. it's the start of something really, really big and it's nice for you all to be here in this very cold day to share this warm moment with us, a day that we will always remember. thank you very, very much. and we're going to have a little photo op right here. (applause) >> we have a key to present. ... >> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegianc
. >> item 24 was referred from the land use economic development committee without recommendation. resolution granting revocable permission to aquilina family 2001 revocable trust to occupy a portion of the public right-of-way to remove and reconstruct a portion of a city-owned and maintained retaining wall to construct a concrete driveway ramp, with accessible transition slopes to conform to the existing sidewalk grade, that will provide vehicular access to a proposed new residence with a garage at 54 peralta avenue. >> colleagues, this is from public works. i'd like to acknowledge the district supervisor, supervisor campos. >> thank you, mr. president. colleagues, i want to say today we have been working with not only the parties, but also the residents in trying to resolve some of the issues here and so with that in mind i here by move for a two week continuance to march 12. >> supervisor campos has asked for a two week continuance. is there a second to that? seconded by supervisor avalos. colleagues, any objection, with a motion to continue? this item will be continued to two
additional growth in hotel tax revenues and so on. by using those conservative assumptions we have discussed and in agreements with sf travel we would establish a stabilization fund of approximately 2 million. and the idea was by looking at the last 10 years we realized [speaker not understood] general tax revenues were volatile. the idea is you could essentially get a 50 million loss over a given period. so, the idea that this account [speaker not understood] and would be replenished over time if the city should use it. additionally, using conservative rates, that could potentially be situationses where the city's component in addition to the 87.5% of [speaker not understood] would not be sufficient to pay debt service. the idea would be the city would pay that debt service and then get reimbursed with future collection. additionally, the [speaker not understood] fund is for the final -- the 20 47 maturity, which would -- because we're asking for an extension, we don't know what the market would be like. we proposed going further than the 20 45 expiration date of the district. this would al
cautiously and utilize the principle to guide us. the the city needs to intervene and bridge the gap between haves and have-nots. i would invite everybody to listen to the pod cast, how much can san francisco take. i just think that living in san francisco has been a really interesting experience, trying to find roommates on craig's list is chaotic. i asked if we could have a cleaning schedule, moved to the tenderloin, there was a serial rapist roaming around and then moved to oakland because i honestly can't afford rent in san francisco. ironically i worked two jobs and i work six days a week and am pretty exhausted. and i don't think that it's unfortunate that these two groups are pitted against each other but i do think that there's a solution and we have to find that. thanks. >> chair wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. >> my name is -- [speaking foreign language] >> translator: there are 15 of us in the family. this time i would like the supervisors to pass the t.i.c. proposal. to allow the t.i.c. people to buy an affordable house. so that we can have good and more perfect life i
, and potentially additional real estate speculation that could lead us right back to an identical debate within a short period of time and that's fundamentally an issue that i have with this particular proposal. and i would love an initial i guess comment on that, and certainly if there are suggestions from the public on this but to me that seems to be a fundmental piece that i wish was addressed by the legislation. >> chair wiener: president chiu, that is inherently speculation, nobody knows. to believe one side or another to me is something that we should not be doing. two things that i would articulate. first of all owner occupancy rules dictate there needs to be owner occupancy for a number of years before this is to be eligible for the condo lottery. in most instances it's three years for a certain amount of tenants for larger buildings it gets more complicated. the even potential chance for that to happen is years down the road. second of all what i would articulate is -- and ask any of the t.i.c. owners that speak with us today -- the desirability of t.i.c.s especially because of the fin
that while they could directly administer the different garages, that we have in front of us, they consider the fact that the added oversight and community relations provided by these organizations are in the best interest of the garage and the city. i think and heard and believe that many of you have heard from the leadership of the union square community about the impact that this organization has had in union square within a part of town that sees some of the most densely traveled and densely parking situations that we have in the city. so, with that, colleagues, ask for your support for this and we will proceed. >> great. i assume, colleagues, that we need a roll call on this. we can have a roll call, madam chair. >> on item 16, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos no. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. president chiu? chiu aye. supervisor chu? chu no. there are 9 ayes and 2 no's. >> the resolution is adopte
government and to the feds for your proper use of that. the president of the ndaa is accountable to nobody. he's already been accountable to the voters and that's it. the constitution provides that understood -- the founders understood it is in the state interest to kill somebody and they have in the constitution a provision called a bill of mark, marqe. i congratulate you and i hope you will urge the congress and the president to use their proper constitutional powers and have the killing done by congress where at least there is some accountability. thank you. (applause) >> thank you. thank you. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is john [speaker not understood] and i represent an african university and kenya school of law. i also am interested in talking about mohammed ibrahim award for 2013 and 2014. i currently reside at providence church at 1601 mc kinnon and previously resided at 5 47 haight street in san francisco. there is an interesting program that's being commended by bevan dufty. our city has secured a million dollars in state funding to expand and improve o
that some of us will be glad that we won't have a regular mcdonald's patron in our midst. [laughter] >> i think that we will miss the fact that -- well, actually i'm not sure we'll all miss the fact that carmen rarely breaks with her modern colleagues, except on the critical issue of cat de-clawing. oh, you remember that. i think many of us will miss the fact that she has been so hard working that we were all surprised that today she didn't submit any new legislative proposals and at the last minute she asked me four tough questions about the ndaa which i appreciated. and i will just say for me, one thing i'm not going to miss as you leave is that no one is going to wonder after today if i have a sister on the board of supervisors. [laughter] >> but to just wrap it up, carmen, thank you for your service. you have been a tremendous colleague. we all look forward to working with you and serving with you as co-elected officials and we wish you all the very, very best. thank you. and with that, does anyone else have any words you'd like to say? supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu
director. i believe that commissioner avalos will be able to handily take the wheel and help us usher and addresses key issues that i've outlined today. thank you. >> thank you commissioner, before i turn to commissioner wiener, i want to ask if there is any other member of the public who like to say something else on this item? public comment on this is closed. commissioner wiener. >>i'm happy to support commissioner avalos as chair. sometimes something to get lost in the debates is that even though we have areas of disagreement but often get a lot of attention, a lot of press coverage because anytime you have a big dispute at city hall that is likely to get the attention, in reality when it comes to transportation policy in the city, the vast majority of what we do and what we need is completely not controversial when working together on getting high speed rail, transit, that we get adequate funding from muni, improving pedestrian safety, bicycle roads, we have broad consensus. i know that our chair campos, we are proof in the pudding, we have had our disagreements. as chair and
us really going through everything and ensuring that we dotted every i and crossed every t and i know it was a lot of work for their staff. largely, the proposal would amend the municipal election code to incorporate the state law allowing the nomination procedures for city college and board of education for example to continue to be governed by state law but also changing some of the dates for the board of supervisors and for other -- our may yoirl race as well sx, also we made some other nominations according to the advice of elections, around the circulation of badges and filing fees, i would also like to ask the rules committee to consider making some amendments today, further clean-up of this legislation, one is to section 205 and this would push back the nomination deadline for all candidates to match those of the mayor and the board of supervisors so this would be by the 146 day before the municipal election, it also specifies the period by which the candidates and the mayor of supervisor may circulate their nomination papers. section 220 and 260 follow along the lines of this
selective. and since we're the first time we've only used 100 million of capacity. so, it was definitely not sufficient to carry this project through construction or optimal to issue for cop which is why we're showing that capitalized interest component. if we're able to expand the program, as you can see, the 500 million dollars project and the 150 is not sufficient, we could potentially reduce that 41 million to zero, which would reduce the overall borrowing cost of the transaction. >> so, colleagues, this is something i talked to ms. sese about last week when i was briefed on this project. and i think it's something i'd like to be looking at later on this year. i mean, this is -- if we have this expansion potential for commercial paper program, this is millions of dollars of cost savings for the city longer term. so, not for this today, but something in the future i wanted to flag it. but thank you for talking about that. >> thank you. >> thank you, nadia. as you can see by the schedule, we have a lot going on. >> excuse me real quick, supervisor avalos. >> i just have a quick questio
, allow our military to arrest and detain american citizens on u.s. soil without a warrant or due process. this would repeat the forced incarceration of the 1940s of 120,000 japanese americans who spent years in interment camps without notices of charges, right to an attorney, or right to a trial. from my perspective and the perspective of many constitutional scholars, these indefinite detention provisions violate fundamental american legal principles of the presumption of innocence, our fifth amendment right to due process, the sixth amendment right to fair trial, the eighth amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and these provisions would allow activists and journalists to be detained for exercising their first amendment rights to free speech. i want to take a moment and thank the large coalition that has come together to ask us to support this. there are dozens of organizations in the city including the bill of rights defense committee, the coalition for safe san francisco, the asian law caucus, the labor council, the san francisco 99% coalition. i want to thank su
many candidates are under suspicion for drug use so i thought i would bring that out to san francisco. second suggestion is that in an election where there is a residency required, ie, board of supervisors, if there is a written question about whether a candidate lives in a district, then it's public information, how the investigation goes and then the candidate that's being questioned is required by the election code to put in writing that he does live in the district. now, this was in regards to a situation that was done entirely in writing in 2008 and to this day, the particular person i'm talking about still refuses to put in writing whether he lived in the district or he was running to be supervisor, and the only thing i have to say, if you can't put it in writing, that brings up a legitimate question. thank you. >> okay. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, any thoughts? is there a motion to forward this item to the full board? >> [inaudible]. >> could we first take a motion to make the amendments that i had? >> thank you. is there a motio
laureate has asked us to introduce poetry into the politics of our city. so, this will be as quick as i can get it. a song for san francisco. and i am delighted that you are considering rebuking our fed who are the nbaa but that come at the end of this. so, i don't want to have too many bells before that. (applause) >>> an increase in homelessness [speaker not understood] because benches were removed elsewhere. why remove benches to take seats away from people who live and breathe in san francisco? and make sitting or lying on the streets an offense? send the homeless to different neighborhoods like playing [speaker not understood]. people need to sit somewhere out of sight cannot be out of his mind and for the car owners who seek a sunday, 1800 citations for parking on sunday, $72 for the city coffers for each offense. bike theft increased and remind me why i bike no longer. three box stolen from me by lock cutting, that was in europe. gangses, violence, theft is universal. neighborhood courts with volunteers, unpaid judges earn money for cities with restorative justice for first offenses.
investments that will lead us right back to an identical debate within a short period of time. this is the first hearing on this important topic. as i said before if i had to vote today i would not vote to support it but i recognize that even if a majority of this committee voted down this proposal, supervisors farrell and wiener could collect two more signatures to bring this next week to the full board without time to see a comprehensive solution. i think both sides have been speaking at each other for quite some time but not necessarily with each other. i'm happy to convene an intensive negotiation process over the next two weeks between representatives of the tenant and t.i.c. communities to see if there it is a better solution to work. to that end i would propose a four week continuance to february 25, and hope over the next couple of weeks we can do that work and on february 25, either we might have some different proposals to consider, or this committee can decide at that time how to move forward. >> chair wiener: thank you president chiu. he has made a motion. is there
afternoon. and welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors land use and economic development committee. i am scott wienerrings the chairman of the committee. to my right is supervisor jane kim the committee vice chair. to my left is david chiu, the president of the board of supervisors, who is a member of the committee. also joining us is supervisor mark farrell. i want to thank those at sfgtv for broadcasting our hearing and our clerk is ms. miller. are there any announcements? >> alisa miller: please make sure to silence cell phones and electronic devices. items acted upon will appear ol board of supervisors agenda unlessunless otherwise stated. item 1, an ordinance amending a subdivision code, applicable to buildings that qualify for but was not selected or participated in the 2012 condo conversion lottery. >> chair wiener: before i turn it over to supervisor farrell, who is the lead author, i want to note since we have quite a few people here today, i have quite a few public comment cards. if you are inte
join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have copies of the january 15th, 2013 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those anixctionv motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor farrell. without objection, those minutes are approved. madam clerk, any communications? >> i have no communications, mr. president. >> and could you read our consent agenda items 1 through 12? >> mr. president, before doing so, i wanted to present a point of information. this morning our controller mr. rosenfield identified item number 3, the supplemental appropriations specifically the district attorney positions on item number 3 to have originally been rejected by the board and the mayor in the annual budget for the current year. section 3.15 of the administrative code states that when any supplemental appropriation ordinance subsequent to the adoption of the budget for the current year contain
. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member objects a an item may be ri moved and considered separately. >> colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items, camp poes aye. supervisor chu, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim? , kim aye, supervisor mar, mar aye, supervisor wiener aye. supervisor ayey. there are answer aye's. those ordinances are finally passed thosances are adoptedded and approved. madame clerk please read items 19-21. item 19 is affirming the certification of the final environmentle impact report for the california pacific medical center plan and item 20 is reversing the motion cer
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